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Local Sheriff Appointed To Statewide Criminal Justice Commission

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Governor Rick Scott has appointed a local sheriff to a statewide commission that establishes rules and processes for law enforcement across the state.

Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford is now on the 19-member Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Ford’s appointment began last Friday. Filling a vacant seat, his term ends August 1st, of this year.  

Among the commission’s duties are certifying law enforcement and training schools, setting rules, and performing disciplinary actions.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.